Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

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Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

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sn26567 wrote:
The tail is back on the plane:
If it actually is, it was a quick job. The tail seems to be in place but we can't see if there is still a gap or if the tail is actually "welded" back to the fuselage.

And personnally, I don't have a clue...

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Re: Ethiopian Boeing 787 on fire at gate in London Heathrow

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convair wrote: If it actually is, it was a quick job. The tail seems to be in place but we can't see if there is still a gap or if the tail is actually "welded" back to the fuselage.

And personnally, I don't have a clue...
Meanwhile the tent at the back of the aircraft is gone since earlier this month. There were also signs of it being powered up. So seems like most of the work is done and they can start testing the repair now.
http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.file?i ... XiS1M.jpeg

I believe Ethiopian said they hope they aircraft can be back in service by the end of the month.

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Since 20th September 2013, Ethiopian is leasing an extra 767-300 to replace the 787, stuck in London. They had a kind of a problem with that 767:

http://avherald.com/h?article=46d32419&opt=0

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Repair completed. The 787 took off from Heathrow this morning for a test flight under a Boeing flight number BOE787.

http://t.co/oIQMWaWcf6
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Boeing has repaired the Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner that was severely damaged in a fire at Heathrow Airport and the jet is back in passenger service with the airline.

Boeing spokeswoman Kate Bergman said Wednesday that “the repair and refurbishment took approximately two months and has returned the airplane to full structural integrity, with no degradation to passenger safety or comfort.” But Boeing refused to say how the repair was carried out.

After some test flights in England, the airplane returned to passenger service just before Christmas.

People with knowledge of the repair method said Boeing fabricated a full rear fuselage barrel in its North Charleston, S.C., factory, then cut out a large patch to replace the fire-damaged skin of the Ethiopian jet. It began inserting the patch in mid-October.

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesste ... rexml.html
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Investigators pinpoint cause of Ethiopian Boeing 787 fire


UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed the cause of a 2013 fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 at London Heathrow Airport. It was caused by thermal runaway in the lithium metal batteries of the aircraft’s Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT), AAIB has stated in an official report.

http://atwonline.com/safety/investigato ... g-787-fire

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-probe-blam ... ml#5Zf4OLv

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Boeing767copilot wrote:Investigators pinpoint cause of Ethiopian Boeing 787 fire

UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed the cause of a 2013 fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 at London Heathrow Airport. It was caused by thermal runaway in the lithium metal batteries of the aircraft’s Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT), AAIB has stated in an official report.
http://atwonline.com/safety/investigato ... g-787-fire
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-probe-blam ... ml#5Zf4OLv
See also report on The Aviation Herald:
http://avherald.com/h?article=45c377c5/0024&opt=0

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